When it comes to a new health care law, what is best for the residents of Northern Michigan?
That’s what Congressman Jack Bergman says he is focusing on in the wake of the failure of the legislature to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Bergman said, “What I’m focused on is making sure that there are health care providers, and that those providers get paid for their services. I mean, it’s not really all that complicated when you talk about what we’re trying to do. Where it gets complicated is where everybody wants to add a little ingredient to the recipe, and then you don’t get what you want.”
President Trump has instructed Congress to just let Obamacare die out if they can’t repeal it, which doesn’t sit well with Bergman.
“Well, let’s put it this way,” Bergman said, “again, my military background, if you swear an oath and part of that oath says you’re going to do the right thing and the right thing is you see something that’s wrong, and you don’t do something about it, it’s called dereliction of duty. Congress has the responsibility to ensure that we ensure that there os health care provided for the citizens.”
In the meantime, Bergman says they will be reviewing the accessibility of health care in his district and looking at the expansion of telehealth services.